Glad to see I'm not the only one with such feelings.
I could never force myself to start using internet shorthand. I spent too many years under the watchful eye of proofreading and editing teachers to start butchering the English language now. It took several months of exposure to the internet before I could bring myself to use LOL, and I only started because there's no real other way of expressing that sentiment.
Even in something that's real-time, like instant messengers or IRC, I never say something that isn't in the form of a complete sentence. That's just not how I roll. When words are all you have to represent yourself, then common sense should tell you to put some fucking effort into it.
That's exactly the way I am. I don't think it takes a lot more time to stick in an apostrophe where appropriate or something along those lines. Hell, I still refuse to say "LOL" in any form or shape.
EDIT: And V-Dawg- if you've read ANY of my recent reviews of Hirameki-published games on this site, you will see that my most consistent criticism of them is that their translations are in dire need of extra proofreading. Content-wise they're fine, but technical errors are a sore spot. However, I found games like Hourglass of Summer and Ever 17 so good that I was able to not let the technical errors hamper my enjoyment.
Yeah, I'm not picking on them or anything. Hell, it's not even that bad compared to some other stuff I've played. It's just the most recent thing that came to mind. I don't mind people forgetting about grammar when they're on their AIM or MSN Messenger. It just seems to me this misuse of grammar has seeped into so many other things including products like games, DVDs, etc. which, quite frankly, I find to be unacceptable. If I am going to spend my money on Company X's product, then they better damn well hire someone competent to proofread their stuff.